Priyanka Chopra Jonas says ‘A Life is a Life’ expressing dismay on Jaahnavi Kandula’s death


The Indian government has been assured by the Biden administration of a prompt probe

Our Bureau

Los Angeles, CA

Expressing her remorse in reaction to the gruesome killing of Indian student Jaahnavi Kandula in Seattle in Washington state of the US, Indian actor Priyanka Chopra Jonas said a life is a life and one can’t put any value to it.

Kandula, 23, was struck by a police vehicle driven by Officer Kevin Dave at 74 mph (more than 119 kmh) on way to a report of a drug overdose call as she was crossing the street.

In bodycam footage released by the Seattle Police Department, Officer Daniel Auderer laughed about the deadly crash and dismissed any implication Dave might be at fault or that a criminal investigation was necessary. Kandula was in the crosswalk and was thrown 100 feet when she was struck by the police patrol car.

Auderer can be heard saying In the video, “Yeah, just write a check. USD 11,000. She was 26 anyway, she had limited value.” US lawmakers and Indian-Americans have expressed outrage over this incident.

“It’s appalling to learn that such a tragic incident that happened 9 months ago is only coming to light NOW. A life is a life. One cannot put any value to it,” Priyanka, who is based out of Los Angeles, wrote on her Instagram Stories.

The Biden administration has assured the Indian government of a prompt probe into the incident and bring to justice the police officers responsible for it.

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